You are invited to a very special Royal Wedding….
No, don’t get excited. It’s not a delayed in the post invite to THAT wedding, because THAT wedding happened a week ago. This is a different wedding altogether!
❤ ~ ❤ ~ ❤
I’ve been trying to share this Fairy Wedding Tin for the last week, and … well life got in the way and the rest is history. But here I am now, doing the sharing! Whoo hoo!
Chatting with another blogger, (Gillyflower) in comments on my last Altoids (size) Tin Transformation (<– clickable link) a couple of weeks ago, I told her that I had plans for a Fairy Themed Tin …. and began it straight away. So this is me, sending you an invitation to come and share the secret of the tiny, all handmade (by me), ‘Fairy Wedding Dress hidden inside a Tin’!
Let’s begin at the beginning, shall we?
The front of the tin is the beginning of the story. There are another two pages to the ‘book’, which are held closed by a small hidden magnet.
Then … you open the tin to see the Wedding Dress of the Year (well, almost), which was all hand-made by Cobwebs. er …. using Cobwebs … ah, no … er, umm …. aw… just open the tin!
All the papers you see lining the inside of the little Tin are Graphic 45 ~ Fairy Dust.
The bodice of the Wedding Gown was made from lightweight, air dry clay.
The tin measures 9cm tall, and 6.cm wide, which is approx or just over 3.5″ in inches tall and 2.36 inches wide, and it’s just over three quarters of an inch deep.
The Fairy Ballet Shoes you can see hanging from the knob, next to the mirror, are also made by me, and are roughly about a third of the size of a penny.
The dress isn’t dangling on the floor of the tin, as it looks in that last photo. I can actually put my finger between the ‘grass and flowers’ and the bottom of the wedding dress … which you can see in the next photo . . .
… can you see the grass and flowers beneath the dress, in the above (bit fuzzy) photograph?
The dress is festooned with soft pink and red flowers, with bits of greenery here and there. It has a sparkly ribbon around the waist, and a petticoat made from white cheesecloth fabric. The skirt of the dress is topped off with two layers of pure white, fine, Tulle. The shoulder straps on the bodice are satin.
The tree which the dress is hanging from was made from a Pine twiggy bit which I found in my garden, which has been drying out for weeks in my craft room. I didn’t have any plans for it at the time I picked it up (and thanked nature for it), but I knew I’d use it in some way, and …. this Fairyland Wedding altered Tin is the perfect place!
I really enjoyed making this lovely altered Tin, and would love to make one like it again at some point. But making a different sort of dress next time. I have a million thoughts about what sort of dress and how it might look. But … this tin was quite an intensive make. All stops, starts and stops again, as I waited for bits of things to set / dry etc, – and I will freely admit that patience isn’t one of my strongest virtues.
Anyhooo … that’s me done and dusted for this lovely Monday. I’m so glad that I finally got to sorting the photos out, and getting to share this Altered Tin with you.
I’ve spent the weekend just gone, trying to catch up with other peoples blog posts that I’ve missed. Now I think I’m up to date …. but just in case my ‘Reader’ is telling me porky pies, and I’ve missed a blog post of yours, please do let me know in a comment so that I can come and catch up!
Thank you so much for coming, and for having a coffee moment with me. I love seeing you here. I’m sorry I’m sometimes missing in action – I have some health issues which are being a proper pain in the ‘you know where’. (not literally, you understand. I have no problems with my ‘you know where‘). But … let’s not bother about the health issues, for they are like dragons. They’re only scary if you think about them too much! So we won’t. 😀
As always. . . I love your company and love to chat with you, so please feel welcome to comment. Let me know what you think. Let me know what’s going on in your life. And … if you’re in the United Kingdom, then today is a Bank Holiday – so let me know what you’re planning to do with this day off work (if you have the day off work – ’cause some folks aren’t able to.).
Have a magnificent Monday, whatever you’re doing, and a truly blessed, wonderful week. Sending much love to you ~